MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 207

 

 

Georgette Michaele Bush

1956-2012

Georgette Michaele Bush, 55, of Bowie, Maryland, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at her home.

She was born July 16, 1956, in Austin, to Thayre and Pauline (Bauer) Bush. She graduated from Pacelli High School in Austin in 1974 and then Mankato State University in 1985.

Georgette will be greatly missed. She had a wonderful smile and a great sense of humor. She was devoted to family and friends. Her curious nature led her to explore during her lifetime. Her career with Customs and Border Protection spanned from Minneapolis, to Chicago to Washington D.C. She was an avid reader and could speak intelligently on most any topic. She was congenial and loved to talk to people. She cooked gourmet meals. She liked to meditate and she loved going to the movies. We celebrate your life Geo, you are loved and in our hearts and memories.

She is survived by her siblings, Terry (Linda) Bush, June (Steve) Barent, Janet Rohne, Nina Bush, Sherry (Howard Seim) Bush and Connie (Russ Hartwig) Bush; nieces and nephews; cousins; and one aunt, Lorraine Cartwright; and special friends, Russel Morris and Cindy Schoonmaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Harlan Rohne.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Hiawatha Valley Baptist Church, 27675 - 271st Street, Red Wing, Minnesota, with Rev. Chuck Friemel officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.

Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s or Diabetes Associations.

Online condolences may be sent to www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com

[ Rochester Post-Bulletin, 6/1/2012 ]

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Gregory Smith

1913-1995

#1:

Gregory Smith

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 31, 1995, 10:30 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church, Johnsburg, Minnesota for Gregory Smith, 91, of Stacyville, Iowa. Reverend Greg Leif will officiate.

Gregory Smith was born November 28, 1913, at Stacyville.

Survivors include four brothers, Leo Smith, Ray Smith, Bernard Smith and Gilbert Smith; and two sisters, Martha Jax and Margaret Smith all of Stacyville.

[Mitchell County Press, May 31, 1995]


NOTE:

His parents were Joseph and Elizabeth Smith.
(Source: his brother Leo's obit.)


#2:

SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX:
Name: Gregory Smith
SSN State of Issue: Iowa.
Date of Birth: Friday, November 28, 1913.
Date of Death: Sunday, May 28, 1995.
Estimated Age at Death: 81 years, 6 months.
Last known residence: Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa.

#3: See photo of tombstone on this website at Gregory Smith Tombstone.

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Arlene Bertha (Lesch) Bjork

1916-2012

Arlene B. Bjork, 95, of Austin, Minnesota, died on Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Cedars of Austin.

Arlene Bertha Lesch was born August 5, 1916, in Mitchell County, Iowa to Arthur Ralph and Anna (Meier) Lesch. Arlene lived in Mitchell County until the third grade when she moved to Austin. She graduated from Austin High School in 1934.

On December 7, 1937, she married Herbert Bjork at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. They lived in Austin their whole lives except for two years, 1940 to 1942, when they lived in San Francisco, California. Herbert died on May 12, 1997. Arlene was an artist and painter and truly loved art. She did rosemaling, needlepoint, played bridge, sewed and enjoyed golfing. She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, where she was on the Altar Guild and was one of the needlepointers. She also enjoyed gardening, especially flowers.

She is survived by daughters, Darla Bjork, New York, N.Y., Gayla Bjork and Reggie Parson, Canada; son Ralph Bjork, Platteville, Wis.; five grandchildren, Erik, David, Jacob, Jon, Rena; seven great-grandchildren, Casie, Ethan, Anna, Cole, Lillie, Ali, Lauren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Anna Lesch; husband, Herbert; and sister, Helen.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Bill Odermann officiating. Friends may call at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Iowa. Memorials are preferred to St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[Austin Daily Herald online, June 4, 2012]

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Bertie Albert Harden

1871-1937

B.A. HARDEN SUCCUMBS TO HEART ATTACK

In Library at His Home, June 25th

Bertie Albert Harden, the youngest son of Susan and Warren Harden, was born on July 14, 1871 in the village of LeRoy. He received his education in the schools of this village. At an early age he travelled the surrounding area with his father who was the local photoghapher. Bertie Harden learned that trade and for a number of years he managed the local studio.

In 1896 he was united in marriage with Cara Wells of LeRoy. To this union four children were born. One Susannah passed away at an early age.

In later years Mr. Harden attended the Southern Minnesota Normal at Austin for the purpose of fitting himself for the automobile and tire repair business. He worked at that for a number of years.

During the past six to eight years Mr. Harden has been the Justice of the Peace, and he was employed at the local billiard hall.

He was a member of the Masonic Order and for many years a member of the Odd Fellows. Those who preceded him in death were his wife Mrs. Cara Harden, daughter Susannah, 3 brothers, and one sister.

Those who survive are two daughters Mrs RM Hastings of Austin, Miss Beth Harden of LeRoy, one son Warren of LeRoy, and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church. Mr. Wybenga brought the sermon message. The pallbearers were: O.H. Daily, M.A. Morse, J. Nolan, F.N. Meyers, E.E. Hall, E.L. Coorson. Services at the cemetery were conducted by the Cmdr. of the Odd Fellows, Mr. Wybenga.

On June 25, 1937 at about one in the morning at the age of 65 years, 11 months, 11 days God called him home.

Out of town attenders were: RM Hastings, Mr and Mrs Cassius Bryant, of Osage, Mr and Mrs Ed Jahren, Mrs and Mrs FO Wells, Mrs Herbert St. Ledger, Howard Hastings, and RM Hall of Chester.

[ Obituary copied from the
7/2/1937 issue of the LeRoy Independent ]

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Carrie (Wells) Harden

1867-1934

MRS. B.A. HARDEN

Funeral services for Mrs. B.A. Harden were conducted Tuesday afternoon, May 22. She died early Sunday morning at her home after an illness of three days. She was 66 years old. Services were conducted from the Baptist church of LeRoy at 2 o'clock pm.

Mrs. Harden, who was Carrie Wells, was born on a farm in Howard Co., Iowa, near Chester on June 30, 1867 and at the age of 20 years came to LeRoy and has since lived in LeRoy. On October 28, 1896 she was married to B.A. Harden in LeRoy.

Her husband survives with two daughters, Miss Beth Harden of LeRoy and Mrs. Doris Hastings of Albert Lea, and one son Warren of LeRoy. Two sisters Mrs. E.E. Simes of Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Mrs. Jessie Butler of Winona, Minnesota, two brothers, Bert of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Ferd Wells of Austin, and seven grandchildren.

Rev. T. Tingley of Truman officiated at the services with interment in the LeRoy Cemetery

[ Obituary taken from the
May 24, 1934 issue of the Mower Co. Transcript. ]

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Hazel Arlene Hinz

1918-2012

#1:

Hazel Arlene Hinz, 93, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, was called home to be with the Lord on May 25, 2012.

Hazel was born November 11, 1918, in Armstrong, Iowa, the daughter of William Hinz and Grace (nee Austin) Hinz. Hazel lived in Austin, Minnesota, for many years. In addition to raising her family, Hazel was a real estate sales lady, and after her husband died, she served for a time in the Peace Corps in Guatemala. She was the last of the founding members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Austin. The last years of her life Hazel was a member of Living Water Lutheran Church of Hot Springs Village.

Hazel was married to Charles Hinz, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were brothers George and Arthur Hinz, sisters Pearl Anderson and Ruth Sorenson, children Mary Ann and Robert Hinz, and grandson Michael Hinz.

She is survived by her sons, Roger (Sharon) Hinz of Hot Springs Village and Richard (Ann) Hinz of Oronoco; daughter Kathleen Schatz of Hot Springs Village; brother Roy Hinz of Buffalo Center, Iowa; sisters Betty Wohlford of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Darlene Larsen of Kansas City, Miss., Phyllis (Duane) Dahl of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Lavonne (Weldon) Ziemann of Fairmont; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends.

The Christian funeral service for Hazel will be at 11 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Worlein Funeral Home of Austin, with Pastor Ralph Scharf officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated for the Building Fund of Luther High School of Onalaska, Wis. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[ Austin Daily Herald,
May 29, 2012 ]


#2:

Funeral notice: Hazel Arlene Hinz, 93, Hot Springs Village, Ark.

Hazel Arlene Hinz, 93, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, was called home to be with the Lord on May 25, 2012.

Service: The Christian funeral service for Hazel will be at 11 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Worlein Funeral Home of Austin, with Pastor Ralph Scharf officiating.

Visitation: Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Interment: Interment will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated for the Building Fund of Luther High School of Onalaska, Wisconsin.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[ Austin Daily Herald,
May 31, 2012 ]

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Edward Elling Simes

1857-1942

Funeral Held Wednesday For E. E. Simes

Died at Home of Daughter Here
Sunday; Interment Will Be at LeRoy

Funeral services were held at the Clinton Methodist Church for E.E. Simes Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Baker conducting the services. The last rites were held from the home at 1:30 p.m. and at the church at 2 p.m.

Rev. Baker used Revelations 21:4 as the text for his sermon. Two selections were sung by Mrs. Harry Hennix; Rock of Ages and Face to Face.

Edward Elling Simes was born January 29, 1857, in the village of Eide, Hardanger, Norway, the son of Eric and Christene Simes. He was one of a family of seven children, five girls and two boys.

He passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O.T. Harrison at Clinton at the age of 85 years, 5 months, 20 days.

He emigrated to the United States when only a boy of 17 years, arriving here in 1873, settling in Iowa and in Minnesota. He lived in Minnesota since 1881.

He was confirmed in the Norwegian Lutheran faith as a young man, later uniting with the Baptist church in LeRoy, Minnesota. Mr. Simes was united in marriage to Elizabeth Pauline Wells in Oakdale, Iowa. To this union six children were born, one daughter, Jesse, deceased at the age of ten years.

Those who mourn his loss are his wife Elizabeth, his daughters, Francis (Mrs. L.U. French), Villa (Mrs. O.T. Harrison, Gazelle (Mrs. R.H. Rohde), and two sons Elmer and Glenn. Twelve grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.

Burial services will be held at LeRoy, Minnesota. in the family lot Thursday afternoon, July 23. Pallbearers were: Simes and Bruce Harrison, Richard Rohde, Thomas Schlimme, Jay Simes, and Earl Carlberg.

[ From LeRoy Independent ]

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Elizabeth Pauline Simes

1858-1949

Mrs. E.E. Simes 1858-1949

Mrs. Simes Buried at LeRoy, Minnesota.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Simes, who passed away after a short illness, October 14, were held in the home of her daughter, Mrs. O.T. Harrison at Clinton, Minnesota, Sunday afternoon, October 16, with Rev. Ernest J. Murdach of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial services were held at LeRoy, Minnesota, her old home, Monday, October 17.

Elizabeth Pauline Wells was born December 9, 1858 in Howard County, Iowa and was one of fourteen children. She was married to E.E. Simes at LeRoy, Minnesota, on March 27, 1881, to which union six children were born, three of whom are living: Villa; Mrs. O.T. Harrison, Clinton, Glenn of Livingston, Montana, and Gazelle, Mrs. Rufus Rohde of Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Her husband preceded her in death seven years ago. Also surviving are one sister Mrs. Jessie Butler of Winona, Minnesota, and one brother F.O. Wells of LaMesa, Calif.; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and a large circle of friends.

Mrs. Simes would have been 91 years old her on next birthday.

She was still able to do handwork, which she loved, and was a great reader. Her eye sight and hearing were excellent and she enjoyed visiting with her friends. She was up and about her home every day until two days before her death.

[ From LeRoy Independent - October 1949 ]

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James A. Barber

1936-2012

James A. Barber, 76, of Burnsville, Minnesota, and formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on May 25, 2012, at Fairview Ridges Hospital.

James was born on January 26, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio. James was a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School and Kent State University. He was a member of ROTC and served two years in active duty at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Jim married his high school sweetheart and they celebrated 54 years of marriage together.

Jim moved to Austin, Minnesota, where he retired after 30 years serving as the director of transportation and distribution for Hormel Foods. Upon retiring, he moved to Burnsville. He took great pride in being a family man and excelled as a husband, father, and grandfather. Throughout his life Jim was involved in his children’s and grandchildren’s sports and activities.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jeff.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy Barber; sons, Scott (Sally) and Steve (Nancy) Barber; daughter-in-law, Colleen Barber; grandchildren Max, Sydney, Stephanie, Allison, Olivia, Amelia and Julia.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, at Prince of Peace Church, 13901 Fairview Dr., Burnsville MN with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be donated to the American diabetes association. Condolences may be given online at www.whitefuneralhomes.com

[ Austin Daily Herald,
May 29, 2012 ]

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Bertha Sylvia (Peterson) Everson

1921-2012

Bertha S. Everson, 90, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Bertha Sylvia Peterson was born September 19, 1921, in Udolpho Township, Mower county, Minnesota, to Charles P. and Effie (Thompson) Peterson. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1939 and took teacher training in Austin. She then attended Winona State and received her two-year degree. On June 6, 1941, Bertha married Andrew Lunt. He died on Oct. 24, 1948. On July 6, 1957, Bertha married Paul Everson at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. They were married for 54 years.

Bertha enjoyed teaching children. She was a teacher for 53 years. A member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, she taught Sunday school there, was a circle member, and belonged to a sewing club. She did a lot of sewing, reading, writing, and loved to decorate the house. Bertha was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband Paul Everson of Austin; daughter LeAnn (Randy) Boettcher of Blue Earth, Minn.; sons Gary (Marcia) Lunt of Austin, Ronald (Judy) Lunt of North Barrington, Ill., Allan (Sherry) Lunt of Austin; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Muriel Dahl of Austin, Minn. and Virginia Davis of Clarks Grove, Minn.; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Effie; her first husband Andrew Lunt; two brothers; one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Bill Odermann officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[Austin Daily Herald, June 5, 2012]

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Mary Blanch Jerred

c1864-1901

Mrs. Mary Blanch Jerred, wife of George Jerred of Bonesteel, South Dakota, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Truman Palmerton, Monday morning, March 11, 1901, aged 37 years.

Mrs. Jerred was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.Y. Wells, the mother, five brothers and six sisters still living.

To Mr. and Mrs. Jerred were born eight children, of whom two, little Floyd and Gladys, alone survive.

The deceased has been a great sufferer since last June. Last fall she came with her husband and little ones to Minnesota hoping to receive aid through superior medical treatment but to no avail, and with intense suffering she passed away. An autopsy by doctors Hart and Henslin revealed tuberculosis in an aggravated form.

Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Interment was in the LeRoy Cemetery.

[ Obituary from Mower County Transcript,
dated Wednesday, 3/13/1901 ]

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Charlene Elizabeth (Saari) Kelly

1928-2012

Charlene Elizabeth Kelly, 83 of Austin, passed away Friday June 1, 2012, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin, the day after her 60th wedding anniversary. She was surrounded by her family.

Charlene was born September 6, 1928, in Mountain Iron, Minnesota, to Andrew W. and Hilma (Frasa) Saari. She graduated from Mountain Iron High School in 1946, Virginia Junior College in 1948, and Minnesota School of Business in 1951. On May 31, 1952, she was united in marriage to Richard N. Kelly at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

They moved to Huron, S.D. for six years before making their home in Austin. During their years in Huron, Charlene was at Dick’s side hunting pheasants, geese, deer and antelope.

She was a very good cook and an expert at preparing filet of walleye. A member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Charlene taught Sunday school for 25 years and served on the Youth Council. She was also secretary on the Board of Education for eight years and made evangelism calls. Charlene was a past member of the Zonta Club.

Charlene worked as a secretary at Hormel for 18 years, first at the Hormel Institute from 1968 to 1972, and then in the Research and Development department at Hormel Foods until her retirement in 1986. In 1991, they moved to Lake Vermilion in Cook, Minn. for 10 years before returning to Austin in 2001. During her life, Charlene pursued her career while raising four wonderful sons, who were also her best friends.

Their home was always open to all of the boys’ friends. She taught their sons to be independent, caring, hard-working and honest. Charlene and Dick were very involved and they enjoyed their sons’ activities, golfing, cards, cooking, music, fishing, and helping with the flower gardens. She was a caring and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren having fun at the lake.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Richard N. Kelly of Austin; their four sons: Brian (Randi), Albert Lea, Minn., Jeffrey (Randi), Bloomington, Minn., Thomas (Holly), Buffalo, Minn., Michael, Forest Lake, Minn.; nine grandchildren: Kristin Kelly-Larson (Matthew), Rebecca, Paul, Katie, Megan, Matthew, Andrew, Betsy, Maxton; six great-grandchildren, Jacqui and Jayna Jepson, Connor, Garret, and Gretta Larson, and Riley Kelly.

She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Hilma; four brothers Ernest, Arthur, Raymond, Kenneth; one sister Dorothy Dolan. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Todd Portinga officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. ­There will be a private family interment. Memorials can be directed to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Rest in peace, Grandma. Love, Krissy.

[Austin Daily Herald, June 2, 2012]

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Ray Ronald Freese

c1948-2012

Funeral notice:

Ray Ronald Freese, 63, Austin

Ray Ronald ‘Butch’ Freese, 63, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday May 23, 2012, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin.

Service: Memorial services will be held at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, with the Chaplain Pam Solberg of St. Mark’s Lutheran

Home officiating. Military honors by American Legion Post 91.

Visitation: Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Interment: Interment will be in Fort Snelling Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[ Austin Daily Herald,
May 30, 2012 ]

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Karen (DeVries) Ferguson

c1939-2011

Karen Ferguson, 72, Bloomington

#1:

Karen E. Ferguson, age 72, of Bloomington, Minnesota, passed away October 17, 2011.

Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Elvira DeVries. Survived by husband, Vernon; daughters Jill (Todd) Anderson, Jayne (Peter) Gjervold, and Jennelle (Jason) Goodrie; and grandchildren Rachel, Rebecca, Nichole, Alyssa, Jeremy and Ashley; sister Janet (Darrell) Sheeley; nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorial service Saturday, October 29, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service at Washburn-McReavy, 2300 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota, 952-884-8145. Inurnment at Grandview Cemetery in Austin, Minnesota, at a later date. The family wishes to send special thanks to the staff at Our Lady of Peace Home for their care and kindness. Memorial donations may be made in Karen's name to Our Lady of Peace Home, 2076 St. Anthony Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104.

[ Published in Star Tribune on October 23, 2011 ]


#2:

Karen (DeVries) Ferguson, 72, of Bloomington, Minnesota, passed away October 17, 2011.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Elvira DeVries.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon; daughters Jill (Todd) Anderson, Jayne (Peter) Gjervold and Jennelle (Jason) Goodrie; grandchildren Rachel, Rebecca, Nichole, Alyssa, Jeremy and Ashley; sister Janet (Darrell) Sheeley; nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, June 2, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are made with Pastor Dale Christiansen at Crane Chapel. Inurnment will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Austin, Minnesota.

[ Austin Daily Herald,
May 31, 2012 ]

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Richard Erwin Ostergaard

1928-2012

Richard Erwin Ostergaard 1928-2012

Richard Erwin Ostergaard, 83, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at his home.

Richard was born Nov. 10, 1928, in Morgan, Minn. to Harold and Henrietta (Christensen) Ostergaard. He grew up on a farm near Morgan. The family moved to St. Cloud, Minn. in 1945 where Richard attended and graduated from St. Cloud Tech. At 17 he joined the Navy and served for two years.

Richard attended St. Cloud State Teachers College and received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1951. On June 6, 1953, he married Flo Bursch in St. John Cantius Church, St. Cloud. He taught business education and drivers training in Gaylord, Minn. for seven years and Austin High from 1958-1991. Richard loved playing golf and bowling.

Survivors include his wife, Flo, Austin; son, Mark (Felicia), Eagan, Minn.; daughter, Carol Jones, Sauk Rapids, Minn.; daughter, Mary Stoltzner, Mobile, Ala.; son, David (Amy), Lakeville, Minn.; daughter, Amy Miller, Adams, Minn.; eight grandchildren; sister, Marianne (Duwayne) Sabrosky, Avon, Minn.; sisters-in-law, Bea Weyrauch, St. Cloud, LaVonne Ostergaard, Hoyt Lakes, Marie Ostergaard, Sartell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard, Homer and Lyle.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes and Father Paul Nelson officiating. There will be a 6:30 p.m. wake service on Tuesday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Military rites will be by American Legion Post No. 91. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are preferred to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 9026, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

[Austin Daily Herald, June 5, 2012]

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C. D. Belden

1848-1915

"30" Rev. CD Belden, Many Years Editor of the Transcript Passes

For the second time the newspapers of Austin are called upon to use the mystic figure "30" to symbolize the death of one long associated in the work.

It is approppriate that "30" a number which has a special significance in every newspaper shop in the world should be at the head of the notice of Rev. C.D. Belden, who for so many years was editor of the Mower Co. Transcript. In every newspaper office the figure "30" is written on the last article for publication of the day. It is the number that signifies the close of work, the end. To the printer "30" is as frought with meaning as "taps" to a soldier.

Rev. C.D. Belden passed away at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon after lying in an unconscious state from about seven the night before. For the past four months he has not been out of his room.

In the spring of 1914 Mr Belden consulted a specialist who pronounced his illness as caused by cancer. On June 25th of that year he underwent an operation, but the surgeon found the cancer had so involved the vital organs there was no hope for him. He returned from the hospital in August and began to put his house in order for he knew what he had to face. For a time he came to the Transcript office but his visits there became less frequent and shorter finally leaving the work in charge of Miss Annie Robie who on February 1st of this year purchased the Transcript and on June 1st consolidated the paper with the Republican under the title Transcript-Republican.

Mr. Belden's "Farmer Ben" column was one of the most interesting features of the Transcript. It was pungent, sarcastic and oft times caustic. He wove it into quaint philosophy and sage advice. His comments on state and national affairs on moral and social questions were widely quote. He continued to write his "Farmer Ben" until August 17th issue of the Transcript-Republican.

Mr. Belden made all the arrangements for the funeral two months ago and his wishes are being fully carried out by his family. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the home at 3PM.

Rev. Clarendon Dwight Belden was born near Providence, Rhode Island, May 3, 1848 son of Houston Stanton and Antoinette Percival (Manchester) Belden. His father was born in Standisfield, Massachusetts, January 15, 1808 and died in Providence, Rhode Island on February 11, 1890. His mother was born at Little Compton, Rhode Island, May 14, 1815 and died at Providence on April 10, 1900. They were married on December 9, 1835. The father was a graduate of Yale College and was principal of a private New England academy which he owned. It was situated at Fruit Hill just north of Providence. The subject of this sketch was educated in his father's academy. He graduated from the Lyons University Grammar school in Providence in 1864 and in 1868 graduated in the four year course from Brown University with the BA degree, taking an MA later in the course. He entered Crozer Theological Seminary at Upland, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1874. In June, 1874 he was ordained as a Baptist minister in the Memorial Baptist Church of Philadelphia.

In November 1874 he located as pastor of the Baptist church of Austin, Minnesota, resigning in 1882 to become Mower Co. superintendent of schools. He continued in this office for nine years, during which time great progress was made in grading rural schools so that pupils might make continuous progress in their studies to prepare for higher schools.

Mr. Belden was pastor of Baptist Church in Windom, Minnesota, 1891-1892 during which time he dedicated the new house of worship, free of debt.

In October, 1893 he purchased a half interest in the Mower County Transcript forming a partnership with NS Gordon and took the entire editorial management of the paper. In December 1898 he purchased Mr. Gordon's interest, becoming sole owner.

Mr. Belden was married to Mrs. Francelia Louise (West) Crandall in Austin on June 27, 1877. Mr. and Mrs. Belden have one child, Antoinette Griffith Belden Varco of Sidney, Montana, who was born in Austin on June 24, 1882. Mr Belden, in addition to the work at the Transcript has continued in his ministerial work and has been in charge of Baptist Churches in Brownsdale, Blooming Prairie, and Lansing at different times. He has probably officiated at more weddings and funerals than any other minister who lived in Mower County.

He has also taken much interest in agriculture, becoming one of the organizers and manager of the Austin Cooperative Creamery Association in 1893. He was for years a member of the Austin board of Education and its clerk. He has been vice president of the National Editorial Assoc., vice president of the National Creamery Buttermakers Association, and president of the State County Superintendents Association, and president of the Mower Co. editorial Association since its organization. He came into close relation with this community, county and state in many ways.

[ Obituary copied from the 8/23/1915 issue of the Austin Daily Herald. ]

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Francelia Louise (West) Belden

1843-1918

MRS. C. D. BELDEN

Austin and Mower County loses another of its splended women in the death of Mrs. C.D. Belden. She has been identified with the social church and home life of this city ever since she came here in her young womanhood. She has done her work, carried her burdens and never shifted them to others shoulders. People trusted and loved her, and when they turned to her for sympathy and help they never met with disappointment. A good friend, a good mother, and a good woman has been called home.

Francelia Louise West was born in Stockton, New York on November 7, 1843. She was the daughter of Lewis and Miranda B. (Husbrook) West. Her father was a native of Stockton, New York, and came to Mitchell County, Iowa, in 1854, locating at Otranto.

Miss West was married to John Solner Crandall at Otranto in June, 1859 and they came to Austin soon afterward to reside. He died here in 1873, leaving three children: Catherine who married Mr. Lobb and died about 13 years ago, Jennie residing in Austin and who has been with her mother during her illness and at the time of her death, and John who now resides in Yankton, South Dakota.

June 27, 1877 Mrs. Crandall was married to Rev. C.D. Belden, pastor of the Baptist Church. He died on August 25, 1915, leaving one daughter Antoinette, wife of Earl C. Varco of Sidney, Montana.

Mrs. Belden has been poorly for the past year suffering from heart trouble. On Friday she had eaten her dinner as usual and was sitting in her chair when the summons came. She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church and of the WRC.

The notice of the funeral is pending on the arrival of the son from South Dakota and the daughter from Montana, who will wish to attend.

[ Obituary copied from the February 2, 1918 issue of the Austin Daily Herald ]

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Sara A. Ames

c1836-1907

BROWNSDALE, MINNESOTA -- Mrs. Sara A. Ames, an old resident of Brownsdale, died April 24, of paralysis, aged 70 years. She had been blind for several years, but with the aid of friends was able to carry on her business of milliner. She was a constant attendant of the M.E. Church, of which she was a member.

Funeral services were held at the church Friday, conducted by Rev. Obie W. Trask.

[Mower County Transcript, May 1, 1907, page 8, col. 3]
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Ronald Dean Reese

1945-2012

BURIAL AT RED OAK GROVE CEMETERY

Ronald Dean “Ron” Reese, 66, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Ron was born on August 14, 1945, in Waseca, Minnesota, to Omer and Dorothy (Worke) Reese. Ron graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1963 and served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966. Ron graduated from Mankato State with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and psychology in 1971. He worked most of his life for Bank of America as a stockbroker specializing in insurance mutual funds.

Ron married Mary Bolger in Austin, Minnesota, and the couple moved to England. Three children were born to this union. The couple was divorced later. Ron enjoyed golfing and attending family get-togethers. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Johnson of Blooming Prairie; three children, Veronica Reese of Washington D.C., Michelle Reese of London, England and Michael Reese of Manchester, England; brother, Allan (Vicki) Reese of Ellendale, Minnesota; sister in law, Alice Reese; and many other wonderful relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Curtis and Gary.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church in rural Austin with Pastor Lindsay Stolen officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Interment is at Red Oak Grove Cemetery. Military honors by American Legion Post No. 52. The family prefers memorials to Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church or the Servicemen’s Club in Blooming Prairie. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com. Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald online, June 4, 2012]

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Lynne P. (Baxter) Shada

1953-2012

#1:

Lynne P. Shada, 58, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Friday evening, June 1, 2012, at Mayo Health Systems, Austin.

Lynne was born on July 11, 1953, in Austin to Gaylord and Constance (Brooks) Baxter. She was a lifelong Austin area resident and graduated from Austin High School in 1971.

She married Robert M. Shada and to this union two children were born. The couple later divorced. Lynne also attended Riverland Community College. Lynne enjoyed working as a data processor at IBI Data in Brownsdale since 1987. She attended Crane Community Chapel and was an avid pool player for many years and also enjoyed playing darts, bowling and horseshoes. Lynne felt volunteering was important and volunteered at both the Eagles and the VFW, helping with many benefits and breakfasts.

Survivors include her two children, son Philip (Amy Woolston) Shada of Madison, S.D. and daughter Jeanette Shada of Austin; four grandchildren, Leticia, Anthonio, Mathias and Selena; six brothers and sisters, Sherry Wells of Austin, Susan Engler of Austin, Michele Morehouse of Austin, Marcy Morehouse of Waldorf, Minn., Lorry (Jeff) Nystrom of Esteline, S.D. and Michael Baxter of Austin; and many wonderful nieces, nephews, co-workers, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and ex-husband Robert Shada.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Worlein Funeral Home chapel. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and one hour before the service at the Worlein Funeral Home. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery in Austin. An Eagles Auxiliary Memorial Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening. The family prefers that memorials be directed to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com. The Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with the arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald online, June 4, 2012]


#2: (Funeral Notice)

Lynne P. Shada, 58, of Austin, Minn., passed away Friday evening, June 1, 2012, at Mayo Health Systems Austin.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Worlein Funeral Home chapel.

Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and one hour before the service at the Worlein Funeral Home. An Eagles Auxiliary Memorial Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

Interment: Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery in Austin.

Funeral Home: The Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Memorials: The family prefers that memorials be directed to the family.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald, June 7, 2012

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Glen R. Frazer Sr.

1940-2012

Glen R. Frazer Sr., 72, of LeRoy, Minnesota, died Friday, June 1, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Glen Robert Frazer was born February 18, 1940, in Ostrander, Minnesota, to Rueben and Eleanor (Long) Frazer. He was united in marriage to Dorothy King at St. Patricks Catholic Church in LeRoy on August 2, 1958, and together they had five children: Glen Jr., Debra, John, Ron and Steve. Glen worked as a Scrap Shear Operator for LeRoy Iron and Metal and retired on January 1, 2012, after 30 years of employment.

The most important thing in Glen’s life was his family, he was always hardworking. As a young man he helped in providing for both his mother and siblings and then for his wife and children after his marriage. He was a prideful man and was a loyal and good friend. In his younger days he enjoyed camping with his family and trout fishing. Later in life he enjoyed escorting his wife to the casinos. Glen always thought “time” was the most important thing to give to family, not material things.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy of LeRoy; children Glen Jr. (Lori) Frazer of Portage, Wisconsin, Debra (Stephan) Maxfield of Spring Hill, Florida, John (Becky) Frazer of Lime Springs, Iowa, Ron (Kathy) Frazer of LeRoy, and Steve (Gena) Frazer of Franklin, Indiana; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and siblings, LaDonna Cole of Bonaparte, Iowa, Rueben Frazer of LeRoy, Brenda Dunegan of Waterloo, Iowa, Kevin (Darlene) Frazer of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin and Kathy (Dean) Cambell of Bonaparte. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Blaine and David.

There will be a time of visitation and remembrance held from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy. A private family burial will take place at the LeRoy Cemetery.

Condolences may be left at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com

[Austin Daily Herald online, June 4, 2012]

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Edward J. Boyenga

1946-2012

Edward J. Boyenga, 65, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, June 1, 2012, at his home.

Edward was born on July 31, 1946, in Austin to Anton and Marjorie (Thompson) Boyenga. He attended Austin Public Schools, graduating from Austin High School in 1964. Edward and Lona Broten were wed in 1965. The couple had three children. Edward loved to do woodworking and was very talented. He also loved playing guitar. Edward worked at McFarland trucking company for 15 years.

Survivors include his wife, Lona Boyenga of Austin; son, James (Joan) Boyenga of Albert Lea, Minnesota; daughter, Lori Ryks of Austin; five grandchildren, Tasha Ryks, Courtney Ryks, Emma Boyenga, Grace Boyenga, Calvin Boyenga; sister, Linda (Wayne) Wollenberg of Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Marjorie Boyenga; two brothers, Tony Boyenga and Arnold Boyenga; and son, Jon Edward Boyenga.

A memorial lunch will be served Saturday, June 9, 2012, from 2 to 5 p.m. for family and friends of Edward at the home of his sister, Linda (Wayne) Wollenberg, 22064 565th Ave.

The Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[Austin Daily Herald online, June 4, 2012]

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Gertrude Irene (Grant) Steinbrink

1909-2012

Gertrude Irene Steinbrink, 103, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Sacred Heart Care Center, where she was a resident.

Gert was born January 18, 1909, in Wyoming, Minnesota, to Archie and Urma (Stevens) Grant. On March 16, 1927, she married Francis W. Steinbrink at Kendall, Wisconsin. Four children were born to this union. In 1937 the family moved to Minnesota.

Gertrude was employed by Hormel Foods from 1944 to 1965, when she retired. After retirement, they enjoyed their home on Ten Mile Lake in Hackensack, Minn. and winters in the South. In 1982 they moved to Spring Valley, Minn. In 1994 Gertrude moved back to Austin into an apartment at the Cedars. In 2004 she moved to Sacred Heart Assisted Living and lived there until April 2012 when she moved to the nursing home.

Gert loved traveling, crocheting, knitting and visiting with friends and family. While living at the Cedars, she helped start the Kitchen Band. She played the washboard. To play this she made gloves with washers on the end of the fingers to get more sound out of it. She loved music and was very proud of the band.

Survivors include two daughters, Urma (Roy) Norland, Austin and Patricia Flanders, Austin; a son, Robert (JoAnn) Steinbrink, Chatfield, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Betty Steinbrink, Austin; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethel (Ken) LaVake, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis in 1992; son, Lloyd in 2009; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jeff Forbes officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.

[Austin Daily Herald, June 5, 2012]

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Carol L. (VanDenover) Betschart

1935-2012

Carol L. VanDenover Betschart, 76, of Fallbrook, California, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Carol was born November 9, 1935, in Austin, Minnesota. She graduated from Austin High School in 1953 and married Pius (Pat) Betschart on November 29, 1964. There will be a private interment June 15 at Grandview Cemetery in Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, June 5, 2012]

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Lillian Helen (Ulicki) Wiegert

1924-2012

#1:

Lillian Wiegert, 87, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Lillian Helen Ulicki was born September 15, 1924, to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ulicki. On January 11, 1946, she married Bernard Wiegert in Omaha, Nebraska. They farmed in the Bradgate, Iowa area until 1950, and then near Rose Creek, Minnesota. A member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elkton, Minnesota, Lillian was a farm wife and a homemaker, raising seven daughters and four sons with her husband Bernard. She liked flowers, cooking, traveling and having company, and was a Green Bay Packer fan. She loved to dance, especially to big band and polka music. Her great love was for her family.

Survivors include seven daughters, Joanne (Erwin) Shepherd of Bennington, Nebraska, Linda (Robert) Mitlyng of Austin, Elaine Wiegert of Rochester, Janice (Larry) Nyblom of Vermillion, Minn., Nancy (Joseph) Navarro of Southern Pines, N.C., Arlene (Gene) Davis of Byron, Georgia, Marilyn Johnson of Rochester; four sons, Edwin (Renee) Wiegert of Long Prairie, Minnesota, Eldon (Phyllis) Wiegert of Puyallup, Washington, Vernon (Kay) Wiegert of Rochester, Marlon (Mona) of Austin; 15 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bernard, three brothers, one sister and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elkton with the Rev. Liz Erickson officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday. Interment will be in Hoflanda Cemetery in Rose Creek. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald, June 7, 2012


#2:

Lillian Wiegert, 87, Rose Creek

Lillian Wiegert, 87, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Lillian Helen Ulicki was born September 15, 1924, to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ulicki. On Jan. 11, 1946, she married Bernard Wiegert in Omaha, Nebraska. They farmed in the Bradgate, Iowa area until 1950, and then near Rose Creek, Minnesota. A member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elkton, Minnesota, Lillian was a farm wife and a homemaker, raising seven daughters and four sons with her husband Bernard. She liked flowers, cooking, traveling and having company, and was a Green Bay Packer fan. She loved to dance, especially to big band and polka music. Her great love was for her family.

Survivors include seven daughters, Joanne (Erwin) Shepherd of Bennington, Neb., Linda (Robert) Mitlyng of Austin, Elaine Wiegert of Rochester, Janice (Larry) Nyblom of Vermillion, Minn., Nancy (Joseph) Navarro of Southern Pines, N.C., Arlene (Gene) Davis of Byron, Ga., Marilyn Johnson of Rochester; four sons, Edwin (Renee) Wiegert of Long Prairie, Minn., Eldon (Phyllis) Wiegert of Puyallup, Wash., Vernon (Kay) Wiegert of Rochester, Marlon (Mona) of Austin; 15 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bernard, three brothers, one sister and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elkton with the Rev. Liz Erickson officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday. Interment will be in Hoflanda Cemetery in Rose Creek. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

[Austin Daily Herald, June 8, 2012]

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Lynn Marie Schmierer

1962-2012

Lynn Marie Schmierer, 49, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

Lynn was born November 20, 1962, in Sacramento, California, to Robert and Phyllis (Seibel) Schmierer. She graduated in 1980 from Highlands High School in North Highlands, Calif. After moving to Austin in 2005, she attended Riverland Community College where she studied accounting. Lynn was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and the Do-Day Ladies. She was a quilter, and loved to do woodworking, needlework, crocheting, knitting, and cross stitch. Her greatest joy was spending time with her nephew Ryan and her niece Hannah, for whom she provided childcare.

Survivors include her mother, Phyllis Schmierer of Auburn, Calif.; sister, Wendy Perez of Austin; brother, Gregory (Cheryl) Schmierer of Rocklen, Calif.; nephew, Ryan Perez; and niece, Hannah Perez.

She was preceded in death by her father Robert. Lynn was a very loving and caring person who devoted her life to Ryan and Hannah.

At Lynn’s request, no services will be held. Interment will take place in California. Lynn’s family wishes to thank all who cared for her. Memorials are preferred to The Hormel Institute for breast cancer research. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

Austin Daily Herald, June 7, 2012

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Caroline (Grovo) Teats

1914-2005

Caroline (Grovo) Teats
June 25, 1914 – April 28, 2005

#1:

OBITUARY-

Caroline Teats, age 90 formerly of Austin, died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Regina Nursing Home in Hastings.

She was born on June 25, 1914 to Theodore and Minnie (Traaseth) Grovo in St. Ansgar, Iowa.

She married Cleo C. Teats, and they raised four children. They lived in Washington, Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma but claimed Austin as their home from 1942 until 1971.

Survivors include two sons, George (Lucille) Teats, West St. Paul, Minn.; Phillip "Hank" (Kathy) Teats, Hastings; daughter, Norma Lange, Fayetteville, PA; fourteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cleo; five brothers and a daughter, Joann.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at Worlein Funeral Home Austin with Rev. Russell Wangen officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Oakwood Cemetery Austin.

Post Bulletin, Rochester, Minnesota, May 1, 2005

(Credit: DM Scott)


#2:

SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX:

First Name: Caroline
Last Name: Teats
Birth Date: 25 June 1914
Social Security Number: 475-44-6772
Place of Issuance: Minnesota
Last Residence: Dakota, Minnesota
Zip Code of Last Residence: 55118
Death Date: 28 April 2005 (kk)

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Cameron Paul Wells

1950-1901

Cameron Paul Wells obit

Obituary:

Died at St. Mary's hospital, Rochester, at 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, C.P. Wells aged 50 years, seven months. Mr. Wells was kicked in the head by his horse some weeks ago. At first hopes were entertained that he would recover but he gradually failed and about April 12th he was taken to the Rochester hospital and an operation was performed but all to no avail.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Friday at 2:30 P.M., Rev. Rumsey officiating. Interment at Chester, Iowa. There was a beautiful floral display and a large funeral.

He was married in 1870 to Miss Eva L. Clark of Chester, Iowa. He leaves a wife and seven children, one son and six daughters, a mother, four brothers, and six sisters and other relatives and friends to mourn his untimely loss.

Mr. Wells was born in New York in September, 1850. When one year old his parents moved to Illinois where they resided for six years, removing then to Howard Co. Iowa, where he remained 27 years. About 15 years ago he came to LeRoy and engaged in the blacksmith business until his death.

We extend the relatives our sympathy.

[From the LeRoy Indep.]

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NOTES:
Cameron was buried in the Chester Hill Cemetery, Chester, Howard County, Iowa.

He was born on September 9, 1850, Steuben County, New York; and died April 17, 1901 at Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota.

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Ferdinand Wells

1871-1953

Obituary

FERDINAND O. WELLS

Ferdinand O. Wells, son of Worden Y. and Orsavilla Wells was born February 23, 1871, near Chester, Iowa. the youngest of 14 children and passed away at his home in Santa Ana, California, December 18, 1953.

At the age of 15 he came to LeRoy to learn the blacksmith trade of his brother and later ran a shop of his own. At the age of 19 he purchased a home and bought his widowed mother and sister to live with him. On April 13, 1903 he was married to Edith E. Armstrong and moved to a farm near Northfield, Minnesota, where they lived until moving to Austin in 1919. In 1946 they moved to California.

He leaves to mourn his passing his widow and sister Mrs. Jessie Butler of Winona and many nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Austin also a 53 year member of the Masonic and Woodman lodges. He was a kind and loving husband and will be sadly missed from his home, a good Christian, an honest upright citizen who made friends where ever he went.

Funeral services were held at the Jordan Chapel in Austin with the Masonic rites, Rev. Hanson of the Methodist Church officiated and burial was made in the LeRoy Cemetery.

[From the LeRoy Independent]

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Benjamin Francis Wells

c1852-1892

Obituary:

WELLS - At his residence in Woodbury County, Iowa, Saturday, August 6, 1892. B.F. Wells died of cancer of the stomach, at the age of 40 years.

During the long illness, his loving wife and aged mother hovered over him like ministering angels caring for and comforting him as best they knew. The deceased was a member of the M.E. Church. He leaves his wife, four children, an aged mother, five brothers and seven sisters to mourn his loss. After eight months of suffering the weary sufferer is at rest. The spirit is gone to Him who gave it. During his long illness he did not murmur or complain, but bore his affliction with the fortitude of a Christian.

He knew months before the end that he must leave his wife, children and home, yea, all that was near and dear to him, yet he faced the inevitable bravely. He is gone. There is an empty chair in his late home; an aching void that can never be filled. No more will his little ones greet a father's coming. He is gone, yet God does everything for the best. He will comfort the widow and orphans in their sorrow as no earthly friends can do. He waits the coming of his loved ones.

The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church, Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Carr, and were attended by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives, neighbors, and friends. Following the services the remains were taken to the beautiful Floyd cemetery where they were laid to rest.

[From Mower County Transcript]

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NOTES: He is buried in the Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury county, Iowa.
His father was Worden Yates Wells (1824-1880)
His mother was Orsavilla Blakesley Wells Headington (1831-1912)

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George Worden Wells

1848-1932

MOWER COUNTY PIONEER BURIED AT LEROY, MN.

George Worden Wells of LeRoy, 83, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Roy in that village. Deceased was a brother of F.O. Wells of East Bridge street in this city. Funeral services were held last Wednesday at the Roy home, Rev. Harry Poll conducted the services.

George was born in Steuben County, New York, August 3, 1848. He came with his parents to Chester, Iowa, in 1856 to live on a farm. On March 3, 1871 he was married to Rhoda Ann Cray in Osage, Iowa. Mrs. Wells died ten years ago. Ten children were born to the couple, Freddie died in infancy and Grace M. Corbitt died in 1924. The family had come to LeRoy in 1884, making him one of the earlier day settlers and the home was always in LeRoy.

Eight children survive, three daughters: Mrs. Eugene McKnight of Breckenridge, Minnesota, Mrs. George Lowe of Marshall, Minnesota, and Mrs. F.L. Roy of LeRoy. Five sons: Winfield, Clarence, and Archie all of LeRoy, Glenn of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Roy of Canada, three brothers and 4 sisters also survive. Interment was in the family plot in the LeRoy Cemetery

[From the Mower County Transcript]

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Birth: Aug. 3, 1848, Wayland, Steuben County, New York.

Death: May 16, 1932, Le Roy, Mower County, Minnesota.

Parents:
Worden Yates Wells (1824 - 1880)
Orsavilla Blakesley Wells Headington (1831 - 1912)

Spouse:
Rhoda Ann Cray Wells (1848 - 1928)

Children:
Clarence Joseph Wells (1871 - 1951)
Frances Matilda Wells McKnight (1873 - 1956)
Winfield George Wells (1874 - 1939)
Frederick Louis Wells (1876 - 1876)
Jennie Mae Wells Roy (1877 - 1974)
Roy John Wells (1879 - 1960)
Grace Mildred Wells Corbitt (1882 - 1924)
Laura Beryl Wells Lowe (1885 - 1971)
Glen Vernon Wells (1886 - 1949)
Archie Albert Wells (1888 - 1935)

Buried in the LeRoy Cemetery

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Geneva Mae Palmerton

1865-1912

#1:

Mrs. Truman Palmerton

One of the saddest deaths which has occurred of late in our city is that of Mrs. T. Palmerton who died at 5:19 Monday afternoon at home on East Bridge street.

Geneva Mae Wells was born in Howard County, Iowa, forty-seven years ago last February 15th. Here she lived until her marriage to Truman Palmerton in June, twenty-eight years ago. They lived at LeRoy, later at Anoka and Minneapolis and then returned to LeRoy where they resided until they came to Austin to reside until about three years ago.

She leaves besides her husband, two daughters Inez and Beulah, also her mother Mrs Headington of LeRoy, five sisters: Mrs Jessie Butler, Mrs B.A. Harden, Mrs. Lucy Huey, Mrs. J.A. Jerred, Mrs E.E. Simes; four brothers: F.O.Wells, Bert Wells, Edgar Wells, and George Wells.

Mrs. Palmerton had been ill for the past three years with peritonitis. The body will be taken to LeRoy for burial and the funeral services held from the Baptist Church there.

Since coming to Austin, Mrs. Palmerton has had charge of a boarding house. By all her large number of boarders she was looked upon as a mother and friend. She was a fine woman, possessed of excellent qualities and all who knew her valued her friendship.

[Obituary from the Austin Daily Herald]

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#2:

Geneva Mae "Eva" (Wells) Palmerton 1865-1912

Birth: Feb. 15, 1865, Chester, Howard County, Iowa.

Death: Mar. 18, 1912, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota.

Parents:
Worden Yates Wells (1824-1880)
Orsavilla Blakesley Wells Headington (1831-1912)

Spouse:
Truman Cyrus Palmerton (1864-1928)

Children:
Inez Mabel Palmerton Jeffers (1886-1984)
Beulah Orsavilla Palmerton St. Ledger Bachman (1890-1976)

Burial: Le Roy Cemetery, Le Roy, Mower County, Minnesota.
[Source: Findagrave.com]

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Rosina "Rose" (Faas) Uschold

1863-1943

Rosina "Rose" Faas was the daughter of Benedict Faas (1823-1894) and Kunegunda Lillian Schuster Faas (1828-1912).

She was born July 11, 1863 in Slinger, Washington County, Wisconsin and was baptized July 23, 1863 in Germantown, Washington County, Wisconsin. She died 17 Oct 1943 in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota and was buried in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota.

In a 1880 census she was counted at Stacyville Township, Mitchell County, Iowa.

Rose married George Uschold Sr., son of John and Margaret Uschold, in 1883/1884. George was born October 26, 1847 in Addison, Washington County, Wisconsin. He died August 13, 1924 in Mower County, Minnesota and was buried in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota.

They had the following children:

Barbara, born 1885 in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota and died 1886 in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota.

Katherine Katie M. was born 1887 in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota and died May 8, 1978 in Riceville, Iowa. She married William Joseph Steiger, son of Frank and Veronica Steiger Jr. and, on October 11, 1911 in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota. Katie's husband, William, was born October 3, 1888 in Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa. He died June 1970 in Riceville, Howard County, Iowa. William was employed as a farm laborer on the John and Lizzie Bissen farm, 1910 at Union Township, Mitchell County, Iowa. He was described as medium height and build, with green eyes and brown hair by the draft registrar in 1917 at Mitchell County, Iowa . He was employed as a farmer, 1917 - 1920 at McIntire, Wayne Township, Mitchell County.

Anna was born February 3, 1890 in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota. She died July 25, 1961 in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota.

Mary was counted in a 1910 census at Nevada Township, Mower County, Minnesota.

Helen was born October 10, 1896 in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota. She died September 7, 1983 in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota.

Joseph was born July 8, 1899 in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota. He died September 1974 in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota. He was employed as a farmer, 1930 at Nevada Township, Mower County, Minnesota.

Margaret was born February 20, 1902 in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota. She died August 17, 1906 in Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota.

[Source: Crystal's Genealogy, and
Lauri S.]
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George Uschold

c1881-1951

George Uschold, 69,
Dies in Hospital;
Services Incomplete

George Uschold, 69, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, died at a local hospital Tuesday, following a short illness. He had been a farmer at Rose Creek.

Surviving are his sister, Miss Mary Uschold, with whom he made his home at Rose Creek, and a brother, Joseph Uschold, Austin, Minnesota.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Colonial Funeral Home in charge.

[Mason City Globe-Gazette, Wednesday, January 31, 1951]

(Credit: S. Bell)


GEORGE USCHOLD

George Uschold, 69, Rose Creek, died Tuesday morning at Mercy Hospital. Mason City. Funeral services will be held Friday morning.

Mr. Uschold is survived by a brother. Joseph Uschold. Rose Creek; four sisters, Mrs. William Stieger, Riceville, Iowa; Mrs. Anna Neis, Stacyville, Iowa; Mary and Helen Uschold, Rose Creek.

[Austin Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1951]


Funeral services for George Uschold will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Church, Rose Creek. Burial will be St. Peter's Cemetery with the Mayer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Rosary service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Uschold resisence, south of Rose Creek.

[Austin Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1951]

(Credit: S. Bell)

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